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Author Topic: Electrocade - 7/5 putting it all together  (Read 6262 times)

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Re: Electrocade - painting n CP work 1/30
« Reply #40 on: March 08, 2016, 05:10:02 am »
Wow, that's some damn neat wiring. Also love the coolant nozzle helping hands. Its going to look good once finished, big bastard, but good.

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Re: Electrocade - painting n CP work 1/30
« Reply #41 on: March 08, 2016, 09:19:59 am »
Thanx for the compliments! LOTS of time spent thus far but I'm glad it's turning out well.

I forgot to mention that I picked up a pretty cool usb volume control.  Fusion rotary USB volume controller.  Push to mute/unmute, rotary colors adjustable, and power led brightness adjustable via their software....now to figure out where to place it...


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Re: Electrocade - painting n CP work 1/30
« Reply #42 on: March 09, 2016, 07:33:40 am »
That wiring is fantastic! What joysticks are you using? I like that all the wiring is somewhat hidden on them.

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Re: Electrocade - painting n CP work 1/30
« Reply #43 on: March 10, 2016, 10:17:59 am »
J-Sticks(Sanwa JLW-TM-8) from Ultimarc.  I haven't actually wired those up yet...still trying to determine how to do those the cleanest way possible.

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Re: Electrocade - painting n CP work 1/30
« Reply #44 on: March 12, 2016, 09:05:35 pm »
Where'd those longer shafts come from?  They'd come in real handy on the servostick in my panel.

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Re: Electrocade - painting n CP work 1/30
« Reply #45 on: March 13, 2016, 04:14:27 pm »
Where'd those longer shafts come from?  They'd come in real handy on the servostick in my panel.

Got them at Ultimarc. They have them for ball top and oval top.
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Re: Electrocade - painting n CP work 1/30
« Reply #46 on: March 15, 2016, 02:49:18 pm »
Impressive! Love the artwork and the extremely neat wiring.  :applaud:

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Re: Electrocade - painting n CP work 1/30
« Reply #47 on: March 17, 2016, 11:10:48 pm »
Thanx edekoning! 

So I've reached a dilemma.. Should I sleeve the ground wires or no?


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Re: Electrocade - painting n CP work 1/30
« Reply #48 on: March 18, 2016, 12:05:54 am »
I was wondering the same for mine.  Kind of pointless with just one wire, but could aesthetically give you some continuity.  I think it looks great as-is.  How come you don't run your control wires with your RGB wires?  BTW, what size are you using for the sleeves you have pictured?

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Re: Electrocade - painting n CP work 1/30
« Reply #49 on: March 18, 2016, 10:56:51 am »
Wanted to keep the LED wiring separate to avoid any hassles in the future if they have any issues. (not anticipating any but ya never know). Plus is looks a whole lot better on the UIO ;) The sleeving size is 1/8"  with no treatment.

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Re: Electrocade - painting n CP work 1/30
« Reply #50 on: March 18, 2016, 11:50:19 pm »
I'm about 1/2 way done with all the grounds. Decided not to sleeve the grounds that were in close proximity of eachother. I did sleeve the main ground wires that I added to the UIO harness tough. I think this will work nicely. Kinda makes it really look like a circuit board where all traces are various sizes(haha, umm..yeah thats it).



Also received my rollie leaf switches. They are pretty nice. Should work good for the flipper buttons on the sides of the CP box.  Ended up notching them out just a hair on the bottom so that the LED wires are not pinched.

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Re: Electrocade - painting n CP work 1/30
« Reply #51 on: April 18, 2016, 05:31:22 pm »
Well...after 2 months of wiring  (I took a 3 week break in there as well ;) ) the CP is done! Was it worth it?? I think so. Only 3 buttons left to completely wire on the CP base, and then the coin mechs, but that's easy stuff ;) I'm ready to get this thing done already!







Went ahead and picked up a spray gun (cheep harbor freight 92126) that I'm gonna try out once the weather is cooperative (yes still waiting on mother nature for painting).


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Re: Electrocade - painting 5/31
« Reply #52 on: May 31, 2016, 10:56:36 pm »
It's been a while since the last update so here it goes.

Well the CP vinyl tuck job didn't work out as slick as I thought it would. ended up bubbling up the edges a bit in some spots. Ended up just trimming it flush and it turned out pretty good. Still need to touch up a couple more spots but all in due time ;)


Did the remainder of the woodwork (man thought I had that stuff done, lol.)







Ended up building a little 'paint booth'





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Re: Electrocade - painting 5/31
« Reply #53 on: July 05, 2016, 09:26:09 am »
so..painting....yeah for sure the hardest part of the build IMO. Once I thought it was good to go, I noticed something else. It's not perfect but I'm not going to stress over it any longer ;) Got all the remaining CP buttons wired in. Vinyl and t-molding on put on along with the fans.

Photobomb incoming...







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Re: Electrocade - 7/5 putting it all together
« Reply #54 on: July 05, 2016, 09:35:02 am »
What a great looking project! The wiring has come out beautifully clean and the artwork is nice and bright without having 'roided out characters all over it. Congrats. This is a showpiece.  Where did you find the wheels that you used? I really like those but everywhere around here only has the standard casters. I am assuming I will have to order them from somewhere.

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Re: Electrocade - 7/5 putting it all together
« Reply #55 on: July 05, 2016, 10:27:37 am »
Thanx again n3wt0n!  I got the 'heavy duty arcade wheels' from ebay:  www.ebay.com/itm/160729041603

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Re: Electrocade - 7/5 putting it all together
« Reply #56 on: July 05, 2016, 07:10:40 pm »
I'm a well-known 'hater' of that shape and control panel, but I gotta admit, your side art is aces and looks good on the cab. Nice job!

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Re: Electrocade - 7/5 putting it all together
« Reply #57 on: July 06, 2016, 09:54:47 am »
I'm a well-known 'hater' of that shape and control panel, but I gotta admit, your side art is aces and looks good on the cab. Nice job!

Glad you like the artwork! Josh really nailed the concept I had in my head and made it a reality :)


Minor thing I was able to get done last night. covered the speaker panel in speaker cloth. I've never been a fan of speaker grills. Just looks too boom boxy for my taste ;)



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Re: Electrocade - 7/5 putting it all together
« Reply #58 on: July 08, 2016, 12:31:24 am »
oooo, i REALLY like the look of that speaker panel!   :applaud:


...why didn't i think of that?

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Re: Electrocade - 7/5 putting it all together
« Reply #59 on: July 11, 2016, 07:48:42 pm »
Damn, that is one sexy speaker panel! :applaud:

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Re: Electrocade - 7/5 putting it all together
« Reply #60 on: July 12, 2016, 05:41:45 pm »
Agreed on the speaker panel - looks way more sleek than speaker grills.

Might need more staples though.  ;)

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Re: Electrocade - 7/5 putting it all together
« Reply #61 on: July 15, 2016, 02:04:44 pm »
Scotty, This is great work , I love the theme and the high quality work. Question, Is that 1/8 blue wire mesh sleeving for your pushbuttons?

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Re: Electrocade - 7/5 putting it all together
« Reply #62 on: July 23, 2016, 06:46:17 pm »
Awesome job.
I love the artwork and theme throughout.

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Re: Electrocade - 7/5 putting it all together
« Reply #63 on: July 29, 2016, 09:57:38 am »
Agreed on the speaker panel - looks way more sleek than speaker grills.

Might need more staples though.  ;)

haha...:P I even used spray adhesive on the front side

Scotty, This is great work , I love the theme and the high quality work. Question, Is that 1/8 blue wire mesh sleeving for your pushbuttons?

Thanx Vincefaro! Yes the 1/8 is for the 'trigger' wire on all the push buttons

Awesome job.
I love the artwork and theme throughout.

Thanx mgb!

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Re: Electrocade - 7/5 putting it all together
« Reply #64 on: July 29, 2016, 10:56:40 am »
small update... (I think snails move faster than me and this project)

Ordered some USB cables for the control panel to reach the computer in the base of the cabinet. Found some that matched my color scheme (blue and black) :)


Got the TV all mounted up, Marquee stuck to the lexan, added some spare vinyl to the sides of the coin door, and my custom smart strip power supply (triggered by USB) is finished!


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Re: Electrocade - 7/5 putting it all together
« Reply #65 on: August 01, 2016, 12:24:09 pm »
Nice, that accent lighting in front goes great with the side art.  :applaud:

How did you like that paint gun from HF?

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Re: Electrocade - 7/5 putting it all together
« Reply #66 on: August 01, 2016, 01:27:47 pm »
How did you like that paint gun from HF?

It was okay..ended up getting the bigger HVLP gun from HF as the spray pattern on the detail one was only like 1.5" wide. the HPLV worked pretty good once I found the right mixture for thinning..I do not recommend thinning latex paint for a sprayer..super hard to get consistent results. In the end I ended up using rattle cans for the final coat.

  
 

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